New Horizon Milk Under Fire Over Synthetic Ingredient

horizon milk dean foods cornucopia
horizon milk dean foods cornucopia

Dairy conglomerate Dean Foods is again in the cross hairs of organic food advocates, with its Horizon brand under fire for allegedly adding a synthetic chemical to a new line of apparently USDA-certified organic milk.

While Dean Foods' new Horizon Fat-Free Milk Plus DHA Omega 3, introduced on Feb. 22, does bear the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic seal, analysts at the Cornucopia Institute, a prominent organic industry watchdog organization, say the DHA oil part of the new product is in fact a synthetic ingredient derived from algae, and that it is prohibited in organic food production.